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The home of good quality low cost downloadable samples for your sampler, and virtual instruments for Kontakt.

FK6: Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 for Kontakt

The legendary Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine captured in all its glory. A virtual CR-78 for Kontakt. All the original preset rhythms and variations have been faithfully reproduced, and all sounds have been sampled at least eight times and at seven accent levels for more realism. There is even a virtual WS-1 programmer with six memory slots allowing you to program and store your own rhythms. Read more…

FK6: Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: All sounds multi-sampled (at 7 accent levels). 34 rhythms (combinable) plus six programmable rhythms. Patches that re-create the settings used on famous CR-78 songs.
  • Current Version: 4.2e
  • Demo: Hope Amongst the Pigeons

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £6.50 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 24.7 MB (zipped)
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FK12: Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 for Kontakt

FK12 is a virtual Roland CR-8000 for Kontakt. All the sounds have been meticulously sampled and all the rhythms re-created, as well as the ability to program rhythms just like the original. Read more…

FK12: Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 14 sounds (8 × multi-sampled, most at 7 accent levels). 24 combinable preset rhythms, arranger patterns and 8 programmable rhythms. Setup tab with volume, pan and tune for each sound, plus note routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2c
  • Demo: Bezmenov Told You So

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £5.50 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 29.89 MB (zipped)
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FK10: Korg Rhythm 55 for Kontakt

One of the best and most comprehensive of the analogue era drum machines featuring a wide range of preset rhythms for the time. 48 rhythms, 16 intros and 16 fill-ins. More modern metallic sounding cymbals than previous machines and a swing feature that alters the feel. Re-created here with all its quirks for Kontakt version 4.2 or higher. Read more…

FK10: Korg KR-55 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 12 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 48 rhythms (combinable). 16 intros and 16 fill-ins. Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2e
  • Demo: The Hidden

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £5.50 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 5.1 MB (zipped)
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FK11: Korg Rhythm 55B for Kontakt

The Korg Rhythm 55B (AKA KR-55B) is the 1982 follow-up to the Rhythm 55 released in 1979. The sound generation is identical but there is a doubling of preset rhythms, intros and fill-ins as well as a major overhaul of the existing rhythm patterns. What’s more, there were two versions of this machine (for different geographical regions) and both versions have been included on this recreation for Kontakt version 4.2 or higher. Read more…

FK11: Korg KR-55B for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 12 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 149 rhythms (combinable) plus 51 intros and 54 fill-ins (not including duplicate patterns between the two models).
  • Current Version: 4.2d
  • Demo: Your Keys

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £5.50 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 5.29 MB (zipped)
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FK1: Korg Mini-Pops 7 for Kontakt

AKA Univox SR-95 and Contessa Mini-Pops

Famously used by Jean-Michel Jarre on his Oxygen album in 1976, this analogue drum machine is highly sought after by Jarre fans. FK1 is a virtual re-creation of this old beauty with all 15 sounds multi-sampled and all 20 rhythms re-created, plus the alternative beguine rhythm found on the Univox SR-95 version. Read more…

FK1: Korg Mini-Pops MP-7 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 15 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 20 re-created rhythms (combinable). Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing. Bonus MIDI files of the preset rhythms.
  • Current Version: 4.2b
  • Demo: Geneyox

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 10.71 MB (zipped)
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FK2: Maestro Rhythm King MRK-1 & MRK-2 for Kontakt

AKA Lowrey AR, AR-1, ARK-1, AR-2, AR-4 & ARK-4

The Rhythm King MRK-1 and MRK-2 drum machines from the 1960s are almost identical. Both feature 18 rhythms and 11 core sounds plus various cymbal attack and decay modes. They can also be found in other forms as part of various Lowrey home organs of the period. FK2 is a virtual re-creation with all the sounds and rhythms of the original but without the weight! Read more…

FK2: Maestro Rhythm King MRK-1 & MRK-2 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 11 sounds plus cymbal variations, each with five alternative samples. 20 re-created rhythms that are combinable. Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing. MIDI files of the preset rhythms.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: Will I Dream?

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 6.1 MB (zipped)
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FK5: Roland Rhythm-77 (TR-77) for Kontakt

The Rhythm-77 drum machine was the first product launched under the Roland brand name in 1972. It is essentially an updated Ace Tone FR7L. FK5 is a virtual re-creation offering multi-samples of all the in-built sounds and re-creations of all the original rhythm patterns. Read more…

FK5: Roland TR-77 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 14 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 28 combinable re-created rhythms. Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: Not When You Think

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 5 MB (zipped)
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FK8: Maestro Rhythm King MRK-4 for Kontakt

The Maestro MRK-4 is a rather interesting-looking drum machine from the mid 1970s. It features 10 analogue sounds, 16 rhythms and 2 intro/fill-in patterns. The FK8 is a virtual re-creating for Kontakt and includes 2 bonus sounds from the Maestro Rhythm ‘N Sound G2 kindly provided by a fellow enthusiast and customer. Read more…

FK8: Maestro Rhythm King MRK-4 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 10 sounds plus cymbal variations (8 × multi-sampled). 16 re-created rhythms with two intro/fill patterns. Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing. 2 bonus sounds from the Maestro Rhythm ‘N Sound G2.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: Rapture in Blue

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 11.13 MB (zipped)
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FK14: Hammond AutoVari 64 for Kontakt

The FK14 Kontakt Instrument is based on the Hammond auto-vari 64, model 101300. This is the later version released in the early 1980s, and featured 64 rhythms, 6 breaks and 10 analogue sounds. Originally designed to sit on top of a home organ, indeed some top-of-the-range Hammond organs had the unit built in. The FK14 is a faithful re-creation of most of the units features, with all sounds individually multi-sampled in high quality. Read more…

FK14: Hammond AV-64 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 10 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 16 re-created rhythms (combinable) with 4 variations each. 6 rhythm breaks assigned to 12 rhythms. Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: That Smell Again

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 5.24 MB (zipped)
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FK13: Korg Mini-Pops 3 for Kontakt

AKA Univox SR-55 and Aria Diamond

The Mini-Pops 3 (AKA Univox SR-55 or Aria Diamond), is an analogue drum machine from the 1970s. It features 9 sounds, 18 standard rhythms plus 36 foxtrot/swing variations. All this has been re-created in the FK13 Kontakt instrument.Read more…

FK13: Korg Mini-Pops 3 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 9 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 20 re-created rhythms with 36 variations of the foxtrot/swing rhythm (combinable). Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: Normalcy Bias

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
  • Payment: PayPal secure payments
  • Delivery: Download link sent automatically after payment
  • File Size: 6.57 MB (zipped)
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FK15: Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-3 for Kontakt

FK15 is a Kontakt Instrument based on the Rhythm Ace FR-3 analogue drum machine by Ace Tone. Unusually for a rhythm unit of this era, the FR-3 boasts sounds that are accentuated on certain beats, mainly the latin rhythms. This has been re-created along with all the rhythms and sounds in this virtual instrument for Kontakt.Read more…

FK15: Rhythm Ace FR-3 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 8 sounds (8 × multi-sampled, some with 4 accent levels). 20 re-created and combinable rhythms. Setup tab with volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound, plus note and output routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: Infiltrated

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 5.44 MB (zipped)
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FK9: Hammond AutoVari for Kontakt

Salvaged from an old Hammond Dolphin organ from the 1970s and given the Forgotten Keys treatment, the AutoVari features 7 analogue sounds and 28 rhythms. Read more…

FK9: Hammond AutoVari for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 7 sounds (8 × multi-sampled). 28 rhythms. Setup tab with volume, pan and tune for each sound, plus note routing.
  • Current Version: 4.2a
  • Demo: The Breakaways

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 4.2 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £2.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 2.37 MB (zipped)
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FK4: Elka Rhapsody 490 for Kontakt

AKA Hohner String Vox

The Elka Rhapsody was an Italian made string machine, or string synthesizer, from the late 1970s. It had that classic shimmering ensemble effect and was used by the likes of John Foxx and Tangerine Dream. Each note of both sounds plus the combined sound have been sampled and seamlesly looped and made availalbe as FK4 for Kontakt. Read more…

FK4: Elka Rhapsody 490 for Kontakt

Overview

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 3.5 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £6.50 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 37.46 MB (zipped)
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FK7: Technics K2x0 for Kontakt

A hybrid between two early 1980s Technics keyboards; the K-200 and K-250. They were primarily home keyboards but featured analogue as well as sampled sounds in both Poly and Solo (monophonic) sections. This is a virtual re-creation for Kontakt. Great for coming up with ideas or just having fun. Read more…

FK7: Technics K2x0 for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: 800 samples, 24 sounds in two sections plus drum kit, built-in rhythms, auto-accompaniment and right-hand harmony.
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Demo 1: Daytime TV
  • Demo 2: That Smell Again (uses sounds only)

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 3.5 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £4.00 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 135.82 MB (zipped)
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FK3: Yamaha Electone FE-70

The Yamaha FE-70 from 1984 may look a bit “digital”, but it hides within a rather nice set of ensemble string and vocal sounds. The ensemble effect is essentially like that of the famous Solina string machine, and Elka Rhapsody. It uses modulation and phase shifting in a rather clever way. Read more…

FK3se: String Ensemble

This Kontakt Instrument contains all 56 notes from the String Ensemble 1 sound sampled and seamlessly looped in all their stereo loveliness!

FK3se: Yamaha Electone FE-70 String Ensemble for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: String Ensemble 1 sound from the upper and lower manuals. Every note sampled and seamlessly looped in stereo.
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Demo: Geneyox

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 3.5 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £3.50 (GBP)
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  • File Size: 16.09 MB (zipped)
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FK3ve: Vocal Ensemble

Read about the Yamaha Electone FE-70 organ.

This Kontakt Instrument contains all 44 notes from both of the Vocal Ensemble sounds. Oohs and Ahhs with the same shimmering ensemble effect as typically used on string sounds.

FK3ve: Yamaha Electone FE-70 Vocal Ensemble for Kontakt

Overview

  • Features: Vocal Ensemble 1 & 2 sounds from the lower manual. Every note sampled and seamlessly looped in stereo.
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Demo: Will I Dream?

Requirements

  • Native Instruments’ Kontakt version 3.5 or higher.
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • Price: £3.50 (GBP)
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  • Delivery: Download link sent automatically after payment
  • File Size: 24.93 MB (zipped)
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